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Bitquery formerly bloxy.info, unveils a set of data tools including open source data widgets support


Bitquery formerly bloxy.info, unveils a set of data tools including open source data widgets supported by Binance.
Expands API data support for more than 20 blockchains.

New York: Bitquery, LLC. (formerly bloxy.info), today unveils its new branding along with a series of new developments. This milestone is a major move for Bitquery on its mission to extend its blockchain data coverage solutions in an array of different data verticals.
This news comes in the wake of many recent initiatives and accomplishments of the company, including:
The development of open-source Blockchain Data Widgets supported by Binance.

Flora Sun, Director of Binance mentioned “they proved that they had the technology to deliver sophisticated data solutions. We extended our support to them by including the team in the Binance fellowship program”.

The release of Bitquery Explorer Beta an analytical multi-blockchain Explorer based on Bitquery Widgets. You can go to Bitquery Explorer Beta by clicking here.

The announcement of Bitquery Beta program of its single point API, based on GraphQL that extends support for major blockchains. Bitquery invites blockchain developers & Financial Institutions to participate by visiting bitquery.io/labs/graphql.

As of today, the company supports through its unified APIs the following blockchains: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin Omni Layer, Litecoin, Dash, Doge, ZCash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Tron, EOS, Binance, Tezos, Repple, Stellar, Cardano, Cosmos, Celo.

About Bitquery, LLC.: Bitquery is an API-first product company dedicated to power and solve blockchain data problems using the ground truth of on-chain data. Supports different data verticals like Crypto Surveillance with its unique Coinpath® technology, Arbitrage Trading on DEXs, Smart Contracts, and more. Bitquery is powering known Blockchain Projects & Service Providers, Financial Institutions, Crypto Exchanges & Developers.

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Open Transport now Open for Business


The First Open Standard for Transport Account Interoperability

Friday 3rd January 2020 sees The Open Transport Initiative launch Version 1 of the Open Transport Application Programming Interface (API) specifications and make them freely available for adoption. This is the first time an Open Standard for transport customer account interoperability has been designed and made available, an initiative that is long overdue.

Considerable effort from various transport and data specialists has gone into creating both the Customer Account and Centralised Operator Look-up Service API specifications. However, all the intellectual property created is being given away to the transportation industry, for the benefit of improving the customer experience.

If there is anyone out there who still doesn’t know what the Open Transport Initiative is?

The initiative was started early 2019 by Ideal Interface, a digital strategy, technology & marketing consultancy based in Glasgow, Scotland and The Open Transport Initiative then became official in October 2019. At the same time the draft Customer Account Specification was released for wider industry review. Since then there has been significant peer review, public workshops and presentations to ensure the standard has covered the interests of all relevant parties as much as possible.

The two specifications created & launched are:

1. Customer-account API
A standard way to facilitate peer-to-peer transport data sharing and account interoperability, allowing the customer to view all their transportation, mobility and associated data in one place. No more searching across various apps and websites to join-up journey, ticket and discount data.

2. Centralised Operator-info API
A centralised look-up for all transport operators and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platforms. This first-of-a-kind transport directory service (similar to the sort code directory within the Financial Services Industry) will provide unique reference information about each mode of transport or mobility organisation, including any publicly available Customer-account API locations.

Although innovative for transport….

Similar vertical markets are also creating Open APIs and developing public technology standards. This is done to reduce duplication of effort, create consistency across different platforms and vendors, but also to foster innovation across a wider developer community. In making this innovation a completely open and free-to-use standard for the transport industry, it is hoped that this will increase its adoption in this important market too.

So what happens next for Open Transport?
It is now in the hands of 1) transport authorities to mandate its use; 2) transport providers to add it to their specifications and requirements 3) transport/mobility providers to include it as part of their offering; as swiftly as possible.
For more information or to download the specification visit: https://opentransport.co.uk

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Open Transport Initiative launches New Standard for Transport and Mobility Interoperability


“Open Transport aims to do for the transport sector what Open Banking has done for the Financial Services sector.”

Today, International Standards Day (14th October) sees the launch of a new standard in the transport and mobility sector. The publication of a draft Open Standard for Transport Account Interoperability by the Open Transport initiative, a team of transport and technology specialists who saw the need for transport accounts to work together.

Since early 2018 the Financial Services market across Europe has been adopting Open Banking. An approach that allows secure interoperability of personal accounts between banks, which puts the customer more in control of their finances. This new transport account standard has been created to achieve for Transport what Open Banking has achieved for Financial Services. It facilitates peer-to-peer transport account data sharing and interoperability, allowing the customer to view all their transportation, mobility and associated data in one place. No searching across various apps and websites to join-up journey, ticket and discount data. This collaborative account and data standardisation will produce the best experience for the travelling customer.

This initiative was started earlier in 2019 by Ideal Interface, a strategic and digital consultancy based in Glasgow Scotland. It has since been steadily gathering interest by mobility industry vendors, public transport authorities and operators around the UK and Europe, plus has had wider input from rail, ferry, subway, bus, parking, & taxi organisations, as well as academia. It is now ready for review and input by all transportation practitioners and observers.

“This is the right time to put the draft standard out to review. For us, this is the next step in getting the Open Transport accepted as a ratified standard. This is an enabler for true Mobility-As-A-Service (MaaS) schemes.” Hayden Sutherland, Ideal Interface
If you are interested in reading more or taking part in the review, contact the Open Standard Initiative https://opentransport.co.uk/

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